Over the years Amy has developed her own methods of teaching. She continues to study with other instructors who contribute to and influence her own teaching methods. Her classical training helped her ease into jazz where she studied with various jazz instructors such as Susan Muscarella, director of the Jazz School in Berkeley, and Si Perkoff
All of the music training and experience has transcended into Amy's teaching abilities, giving her students a very versatile education in music that incorporates reading notation, playing by ear, technique, musical expression, and improvisation. Amy encourages students to compose music and reminds them that listening to music is just as important as practicing.
Amy teaches at her home studio loft in Oakland and at Bananas at Large in San Rafael.